Zak Sos joined KTVU in October 2021. Prior to joining the station, he covered the arrest of one of the first alleged January 6 co-conspirators, Lonnie Coffman, in Alabama, whose vehicle was discovered with Molotov cocktails near the Capitol building. Zak reported live after a devastating 2015 Metro North train crash outside of New York City, which killed six, injured more than a dozen, and prompted an overhaul of federal safety regulations. He was on the ground live as wildfires and floods devastated Colorado Springs in 2012.
Zak reported at News 12 in New York City and WHNT News 19, the CBS affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama. He also worked behind the scenes at CNN and NY1 in New York City, and Reuters TV in London.
Zak grew up in New York City. He did his undergraduate studies at Goucher College in Maryland, followed by postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics and Cardiff University in Wales.
Zak reported extensively on the Covid-19 pandemic, speaking with the Bay Area's leading health experts. He closely covered the war in Ukraine, with an eye on what everyday Bay Area residents are doing to help, including a former Uber executive's decision to fly to the war zone, and volunteer for the army. He was in Union Square live after looters ransacked the area's high-end stores, prompting city leaders to reevaluate San Francisco's policing tactics. He reported live for the return of the Chinese New Year parade after the pandemic.
Zak is a big skier and during the winter you can find him trying to plan a last-minute weekend escape to Tahoe. He also enjoys hiking some of the Bay Area's beautiful trails. And he's still trying to eat his way through all the amazing diverse food scenes that the region offers.
Westbound lanes of Interstate 80 near University Avenue in Berkeley were temporarily shut down Saturday at around 11:30 P.M. as CHP investigated a shooting on the freeway. Officers say one car was involved, but that none was injured.
Friday was opening night for a massive holiday light maze, billed as being constructed with more than 4 million Christmas lights. The holiday event, named Enchant, also includes ice skating, food stalls, shopping, and an ice bar for adults.
Fans arrived early at Thrive City on Tuesday to celebrate their Golden State Warriors ahead of the home opener and the team's NBA Championship ring ceremony.
Stockton police said the man they believe killed 6 men and wounded one woman is now behind bars. Wesley Brownlee was arrested while 'out hunting' for his next victim, officials said. Here's a timeline of the killings and his arrest.
Hockey is back in the Bay Area. Fans arrived early for the San Jose Sharks home opener at the SAP Center to enjoy live music, food, and games.
The bones found by volunteers looking for Alexis Gabe came from an animal, not the missing Oakley woman, authorities said.
An Oakland house party, largely attended by teens, turned deadly this weekend after gunfire erupted inside a home. Two Berkeley High brothers were killed.
Hundreds of Iranian Americans took to the streets of San Francisco once again on Saturday to protest the Iranian government. The demonstration, which began at Union Square, eventually wound its way through the streets to City Hall.
This past weekend's inaugural Portola Music Festival in San Francisco is facing some criticism over crowd management, and excessive noise, which was heard all the way across the Bay in Alameda.
Police are searching for the person behind a brutal and unprovoked attack on a 52-year-old man in San Francisco's Mission District. Ramon Reyna was attacked near the corner of 18th Street and Valencia Street just before midnight on Tuesday evening.